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JAPANESE VERSION OF PENPOINT GAINS BROAD INDUSTRY SUPPORT FROM OEMS, ISVS AND SOFTBANK TECHNOLOGIES

 JAPANESE VERSION OF PENPOINT GAINS BROAD INDUSTRY SUPPORT FROM
 OEMS, ISVS AND SOFTBANK TECHNOLOGIES
 TOKYO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Six leading computer manufacturers today announced their intention to build products that will run the upcoming Japanese version of GO Corp.'s PenPoint(TM) operating system. The six companies -- Canon Inc.; Fujitsu Ltd.; Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.; IBM Japan Ltd.; OKI Electric Industry Co. Ltd.; and Toshiba Corp. -- were joined by five U.S.-based software vendors who announced their intention to sell Japanese applications software for PenPoint. In addition, SOFTBANK Technologies Inc. expressed its plan to offer Japanese language instruction in PenPoint programming.
 "Japan is a key market in our global strategy for pen-based, mobile, communications-intensive computing," stated William V. Campbell, president and CEO of GO Corp. "We are very pleased to publicly welcome these partners. The combination of their hardware, applications software and technical instruction provides a strong foundation for PenPoint-based general-purpose and industry-specific mobile computing in Japan."
 Harutake Inoue, general manager of OKI's Open System Division stated, "OKI licensed PenPoint because of its sophisticated user interface and advanced design for mobile computing. OKI intends to sell PenPoint to its customers in the banking, financial, insurance, and other industries for use as mobile terminals and dedicated systems."
 Tetsuya Mizoguchi, general manager of Toshiba's PC and Workstation Division, said, "Toshiba has been promoting the development of pen-based PCs, and greatly welcomes the release of the Japanese version of PenPoint."
 Recognizing the large opportunity for PenPoint-based mobile computing in Japan, five PenPoint software developers -- INK Development Corp.; Notable Technologies Inc.; PenMagic Software Inc.; PenSoft Corp.; and Slate Corp. -- announced their intention to release Japanese versions of their PenPoint applications. Toshiba's Mizoguchi said, "We are looking forward to the introduction of U.S.-developed pen-based application software along with PenPoint, as this will contribute to widening the Japanese PC market."
 Yasunori Kanda, general manager of Fujitsu's personal business division, said, "Fujitsu has been developing pen-based PCs for vertical markets, and plans to promote the use of PenPoint Japanese version."
 To facilitate the development of Japanese software for PenPoint, SOFTBANK Technologies Inc. announced that it will offer instruction in PenPoint programming by Japanese instructors using Japanese course materials. Said Masayoshi Son, president of SOFTBANK Corp., "SOFTBANK is excited to see PenPoint coming to Japan by the end of this year. At this stage, SOFTBANK believes training is the most important requirement for developing the Japanese market for pen computing. For this reason, we are opening a GO Authorized Education Center in Japan. In the near future, we will introduce U.S.-developed applications and development tools to the Japanese market."
 GO Corp., a privately held company headquartered in Foster City, Calif., develops, markets, and supports a pen-based operating system and applications designed for mobile users, worldwide.
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